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Sungai Pandan Waterfall, Kuantan

Kuantan isn’t a city on most tourists’ lists of places to visit in Malaysia, but if you do find yourself there take a half-day to visit Sungai Pandan Waterfall.

On the east coast of peninsular Malaysia lies Kuantan.  A short drive away (down an easily missed road that leads to a quarry), lies this waterfall.

Sungai Padang Waterfall, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Sungai Pandan Waterfall, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

You pay a little to enter (more if you’re a foreigner).  After passing stalls selling drinks and snacks you arrive at an area that is a little unimpressive.

Sungai Padang Waterfall, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Sungai Pandan Waterfall, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Keep walking up, and you can just about make out the waterfall at the end of a short walk.

Sungai Padang Waterfall, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Sungai Pandan Waterfall, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Families come here for day trips with picnics, so bring along some food and drink and make a day/half day of it.

Sungai Padang Waterfall, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Sungai Pandan Waterfall, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Make sure you’re properly attired out of respect to locals.  You’ll get a crap load of unnecessary attention if you’re not.

Sungai Padang Waterfall, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Sungai Pandan Waterfall, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Lots of people climb the rocks and slide down, but you can just stand under the flow of the water.

Sungai Padang Waterfall, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Sungai Pandan Waterfall, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

A bit further from the waterfall is Sungai Lembing museum and mine in a quaint little town (with a hill to climb if you want a morning view!).

When visited:  March (just after rainy season so water flow was  heavy, not sure what it’s like at other times)

Weather:  hot and humid

Further Information:  Trip Advisor

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